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Carmel Apartment Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

November 24, 2020

Holiday decorations

Perhaps you’ve noticed that a lot of holiday inspiration spreads feature expansive houses and big decorations. So what’s a Carmel apartment dweller to do if you don't have a large space?

Don’t worry. There are many festive and stylish ways to decorate your apartment for seasonal festivities. No matter the size of your apartment, you should try these great Carmel apartment decorating ideas for the holidays.

Holiday-themed furnishings in a living room area.

Replace Your Usual Home Decorations With Holiday Pieces

If you don't have room for too many decorations in your Carmel apartment, try switching out existing items with more seasonal ones. Swap out your doormat with a holiday mat. Switch out throw blankets and pillows on the couch with holiday-colored ones. Add seasonal towels to your kitchen and bathroom. Decorations don’t need to be purely ornamental. They can be practical as well!

Stick With Carmel Apartment Decorating Ideas That Don’t Need Lots of Storage Space

If you have limited closet space, try using decorations that you don’t need to store or use very little storage space.

Live greenery and Christmas trees only last a few weeks. The same happens with gingerbread houses. Another temporary decoration is simply setting out bowls of holiday candies to brighten up the space and munch on until they’re all eaten.

Not every seasonal decoration has to be large. Little decorations that store easily can make just as big an impact. Get sturdy ornaments to save space on packaging during storage. Experiment with flat wall hangings, foldable cardboard or fabric decorations, window clings, and bendable garlands that easily fit into little boxes after the holiday season.

A small Christmas tree and decorations.

Get The Right-sized Christmas Tree

If you celebrate Christmas, a Christmas tree is a must. But those full branches can overwhelm smaller apartments. Thankfully, it’s easy to buy Christmas trees in different sizes.

When selecting a Christmas tree, be sure to buy one that leaves enough space between the tree and the ceiling to put a star on your tree. As for girth, narrower, shorter trees look better in smaller rooms.

If your layout is fairly tight, try a 2-3’ tree or a novel half or corner topiary. These types of trees fit against your wall or in a corner to make the most of your space.

Small holiday-themed pillow.

Place Your Decorations In Creative Spots

Apartments don’t always have the same architecture or amenities that single-family houses do. If you don’t have a wide windowsill for your menorah or a brick fireplace to hang your stockings, don’t fret. You can put your usual holiday decorations in unusual places in your Carmel apartment.

Menorahs are just as lovely on a table, desk, or shelf. Christmas stockings can hang from coathooks, windowsills, or shelves. Don’t have a public-facing living room window for the Christmas tree? Place it in a bedroom window instead.

Decorate Windows Rather Than Your Yard

People enjoy walking by outdoor light displays, but you may not have the option to display your own outdoor lights when you’re in a Carmel apartment. If you don’t have outdoor space to add lights to, instead you can add lights to your windows.

You can wow the neighborhood with lights or hang green wreaths and candles in each window. Let the kids create a paper snowflakes chain or set up popular holiday character figures peering out. Stores have been dressing their windows for years, so why not spruce up your windows at home!

Now You Can Enjoy The Holidays At Highpointe on Meridian Apartments

Come home for the holidays at Highpointe on Meridian Apartments! You’ll love our spacious floor plans and outstanding amenities in every season. Contact us at (317) 342-0670 or click the “schedule a tour button” to speak with a Leasing Specialist to learn more touring Highpointe on Meridian Apartments.